13 Outfits to Wear On Those Weird, In-Between, 60-Degree Days

When it's not too hot and not too cold, these easy ideas will solve your styling dilemma in a flash.

It's not often that we get perfect weather, but 60-degree days come pretty close. You won't spend the entire day sweating, but you won't find yourself stepping outside without a coat. That doesn't mean this in-between temperature isn't difficult to dress for. It can be tough to decide whether you should reach for a sweater dress and a pair of fishnet tights, or replace those pieces with something a tad more toasty, like trousers and a turtleneck.

To be honest, either outfit solution will work for 60-degree days, but the trick is finding a bit of balance. We're talking lighter trench coats instead of super warm puffers, breezy blanket dresses styled with boots and playing around with layers that you can easily add on or take off depending on how you feel.

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Ahead, we've rounded up our favorite 60-degree outfit ideas so you can tackle this tricky temperature with ease.

An Oversized Blazer, Mini Skirt, and Some Boots

Blue Oversized Blazer, Mini Skirt, and Blue Crocodile Boots
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An oversized blazer makes almost any outfit better, and due to the contrast, there's something especially eye-catching about styling one with a mini skirt. If you're someone who can't stand those occasional gusts of wind, add tall boots or tights to make this pairing better suited for cooler temps.

A Mid-Length, Long-Sleeved Dress and Tall Boots

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Whether you go for cowboy boots or a sleek over-the-knee alternative, tall boots can instantly transform all dresses — summer styles included — into fall-ready outfits. A trusty black or brown pair will come in handy year-round.

A Lightweight Turtleneck, Trousers, and a Vest

Ribbed Turtleneck, Pinstripe Navy Trousers
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Combine a thin turtleneck with loose trousers for a fool-proof day-to-night combination. Should you be looking for something more office-ready, add a button-down or blazer over top, or work in a puffer vest for a more casual twist.

Double Denim

Denim on Denim, Green Button Down Top, Vans Sneakers
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This statement-making combo is still a fashion favorite, not to mention it's easy to execute with your favorite jeans and denim jacket. Our tip? Give the look a personal touch with accessories of your choice, like layered necklaces, a scrunchie, or even a playful scarf.

A Cozy Sweatsuit with a Duster Jacket

Black Leather Trench Coat, Combat Boots, Grey Sweatsuit
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Sweatsuits have definitely become a staple in our closets, and while they're perfect for relaxing, they can still be elevated, too. A solid, neutral color helps to make this laid-back look feel sleek and intentional, while a structured jacket or leather blazer pulls it all together. As for footwear, classic sneakers are easy, more casual choice, but we're also partial to toughening things up with a pair of chunky boots.

A Sweater Dress with an Emergency Top Layer

Monochrome Lavender Ribbed Sweater Dress and Sweater
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Sweater dresses will keep you warm during transitional periods without feeling too heavy, and they can also be dressed up or down. Reach for booties or sneakers to wear during the daytime, or go with strappy sandals or mules for your next formal affair.

A Leather Jacket, Crop Top, and Jeans

Black Leather Jacket, White Crop Top, Ripped Jeans
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Crop tops aren't strictly for warm weather. In fact, long-sleeved versions styled with high-waisted jeans can keep the summer vibes going well into the chillier months. For extra warmth, bring along a cardigan or leather jacket to layer over your look.

A Loose Suit with a T-Shirt and Chunky Shoes

Jewel Toned Suit, Deep Brown Suit, Adidas Hat
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Over the years, suits have gone from work to play, and adding a slightly baggy version to your closet will ensure you're on-trend outside the office, too. If a dark or neutral design feels a bit too bland for you, opt for jewel tones, neons, or printed pieces to brighten up those chilly days.

A Sweatshirt and Leather Pants

Leather Drawstring Pants, Long Black Trench Coat
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Nothing says fall quite like your trusty leather jacket. But, let's not forget about leather trousers or a '90s-esque leather blazer, which can amp up your basics and make even the most basic all-black ensemble a little more interesting.

A Trench Over Anything

Tan Trench Coat, Black Pants
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Allow us to make a case for adding a trench to your closet. On top of being timeless and light enough for not-too-hot, not-too-cold days, it's also versatile, pairing well with both casual and formal pieces. Just throw it on and go, no thinking required.

Leggings and a Shacket

Tan Wool Shacket, Brown Leather Bag, Prada Loafers, Black Leggings
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Whenever the temperature enters 'kinda-cold' territory, we're tempted to break out our comfiest clothes — leggings included. While this basic bottom has a reputation of being lazy, it's possible to make them feel fashion-forward with the addition of a shacket and preppy loafers.

A Midi Skirt, a Long-Sleeved Top, and Boots

Yellow Skirt, Black Blazer, Crocodile Calf Boots
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A midi skirt is a year-round essential, so it's not surprising that it's part of our 60-degree outfit solution. Styling one with slouchy boots and a blazer is an easy way to look pulled together, even on your busiest morning.

A Layered Jumpsuit

Khaki Jumpsuit, White Lace Up Booties, Brown Leather Bag
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Jumpsuits are the ideal lazy-girl outfit, and layered a long-sleeved option over a long-sleeved tee, light sweater, or turtleneck will provide just enough warmth for you to skip an additional jacket or coat. Plus, these one-and-done pieces take under a minute to slip on, and can seamlessly take you from the office to happy hour (or from the house to running errands).

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Samantha Sutton
Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage.
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